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Diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis/hepatitis/polio vaccine (By injection)

Diphtheria Toxoid, Adsorbed (dif-THEER-ee-a TOX-oyd, ad-SORBD), Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant (hep-a-TYE-tis B VAX-een re-KOM-bin-ant), Pertussis Vaccine, Acellular (per-TUS-iss VAX-een, a-SELL-yoo-lar), Poliovirus Vaccine, Inactivated (POE-lee-oh VYE-rus VAX-een, in-AK-ti-vated), Tetanus Toxoid (TET-a-nus TOX-oyd)

Given to babies and young children to prevent diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and polio.

Brand Name(s):

Pediarix

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine should not be given to a child who has had an allergic reaction to Pediarix™ vaccine, to individual diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, or polio vaccines, or to other combination vaccines such as DTP or DTaP vaccines. Do not give this vaccine to a child who has had an allergic reaction to yeast, neomycin, or polymyxin B, or who has nervous system problems or seizures that are not under control. This vaccine should not be given to a child who has had seizures or collapsed within 7 days after receiving a pertussis vaccine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

If a dose is missed:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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